Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday Service

Let's change the subject


Ok, distance shots for sure , but if you look  closely you can just about get the gist! The Prof is leading the procession to the ancient 13th Century prayer cross in the ChurchYard ( in the natty red)


You can easily make out the Bishop, for he has the old fashioned rotund look of Hattie Jacques- he looks like a galleon in full sail.
( you can also make out the deminuative Auntie Gladys second from the right)

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  1. When my son was 2, we attended a full-blown Catholic wedding in a huge old church. Bob liked to visit with people, so he was standing on the bench, facing people behind him, when the Priest, in full-flowing, white robes came onto the podium, Bob turned around, his jaw dropped, and he said (very loudly) "Is DAT da bride?"

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    1. In my monastery days, I once walked past a young family while I was wearing my robes. The little boy pointed at me with delight and declared, "You're a church!"
      At that point, I realized I really needed to go on a diet.

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    2. Jan ans mike...great stories... I love this sort of humour...a humour which deflates the sometimes pomposity of the church

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    3. Love both of these stories. Just wonderful.

      cheers, parsnip

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  2. Pretty photo with the spring flowers in the foreground.

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  3. So, John- do you attend church or just decorate and clean it?

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    1. I don't believe in any religion but i like dusting

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    2. Ah well...we are alike in the not-believing part. Unfortunately, I hate to dust.

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    3. I had a Great Grandmother who loved religion. Any religion. She took me with her to church often.
      So I have been in a Mormon Church and pretty much embarrassed her to death ..* So ...all the Mormons call each other Brother or Sister so & so ...
      There was one very tall elderly man .. his name was John. Brother John. He would walk past me where I sat quiet next my Great Gran. and he would wink at me.
      So after spending the weekend with my grandparents ( my grandfather being a Marine Sgt) with a very special pet name he had just for me .. .. I was sitting in the pew and there was Brother John. He winked at me and said Good day Candy.
      And I said Good Day Brother John, you ole shitbird you ....

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    4. I could not pronounce my "r's " so it came out
      Brother John , you ole shit bud ....

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    5. Lol thank you kind lady

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    6. Oh. My.

      Thank you for the huge smile, Notes!

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    7. LOL -- I'm with you on both religion and dusting! I'm getting a funny image of you crouched behind these rocks taking surreptitious pictures...

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  4. Awesome. My husband played Pontius Pilate in a reenactment of the passion in church this morning. I heard it went well!

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  5. This all looks rather grand and stately for a tiny Welsh village church - but glad it all went off well.

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  6. Any chance of you investing in a telescopic lens? Could be useful for all sorts of occasions - not to mention the occasional snooping.

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  7. What a lovely Sunday Morning.
    Some church pomp toss in with Nature.
    Nature showing of her flowers, green grass, blue sky, possibly some sun just a lovely Sunday morning.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. John Betjeman, surely - not Hattie Jacques?

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  9. What a great photo... the flowers make it the perfect Palm Sunday/first day of Spring shot.

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  10. And what were you doing behind the bushes, John? Besides taking those photos, I mean :)

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  11. today's first day of spring here is gloomy and we have hardly any flowers. we are also expecting snow later tonight. WTF? :-/

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  12. I also wondered why you were behind the beautiful spring flowers and rocks and not lining the edges of that grand procession?

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    1. I was standing in my field with the other animals

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  13. Lovely image especially of the blue sky and spring flowers.

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  14. Great early Easter / Holy Week photos and yes, I can see The Prof, The Bishop and tiny Aunt Gladys.

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  15. Oh what a lovely photo ! and bless her heart, look at little Auntie Glad .. I truly loved this :)

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  16. I love the perspective here. Like being a cat hiding along the edge of the yard ....

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  17. that's a good pic. nobody missed you then when you went off into the undergrowth? I would have done the same tbh (ex church goer but there's something about the little palm crosses they hand out on this day that I miss).

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    1. I never went to church.......i dont do it

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  18. Pic looks like it could be on a card! Beautiful spot.

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  19. Beautiful day for such an event.

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  20. I never go to church . Having grown up in the US South , church became torture for me as I grew up. But I love going into empty churches .. St Patricks in NYC ... any church in London , especially the very small ones .. My husband and I liked going to the big ones too, Notre Dame etc but only for the appreciation of the architecture and what Man was capable of building, way back then.
    My great grandmother was from England, she was the one that took me to church .. I was so small, the people were so nice .. it was a pleasant way to be introduced to churches without religion butting in lol

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  21. Your life reads like a book I feel I have gotten to know all the characters, pretty soon you will have tourists arriving by the bus load in Trelawnyd just like they travel from abroad to tour the mid summer murder countryside. I will be looking for Auntie Gladys to get her autograph.

    Although I'm not a church goer I will pop in to see and admire how clean it is John.

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  22. All frocks and finery.... wonderful.

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  23. Lovely pics John...although there was a touch of the stalker because of the wall and the distance!

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  24. I like the way that Middle Management come around to visit the small congregations.

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  25. And you can also make out a beardie fellow with scotch egg crumbs on his front leering over the church wall with his mobile phone. Begone Satan!

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  26. From where I sit in Minnesota please know that a picture like this is striking. Makes me ache it is so beautiful.

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